Cardiac rehabilitation services are designed to help individuals with heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives. Cardiac rehabilitation includes monitored, supervised exercise, and education aimed at modifying cardiac risk factors.
For those suffering from bowel and bladder control problems,
a urodynamics evaluation or an anal/rectal diagnostic test
can assist in determining appropriate treatment. Incontinence
is a common problem that affects millions of Americans, but many
of these problems can be successfully treated through simple procedures,
medication or rehabilitation.
Our comprehensive Diabetes Education Program is designed to meet the educational needs of
people dealing with the challenge of diabetes. The primary focus is on helping people
learn to make healthy choices to control blood sugar levels.
- How to include controlled portions of some of your favorite foods
- How to monitor blood sugar levels and understand what the numbers are telling you
- How your medication works to control blood sugar
- How increasing your activity level has a powerful effect on diabetes control
- How to prevent debilitating diabetes complications
Enrollment in the program requires a physician's referral and is covered by most insurance plans. For more information
contact us at (512) 901-2255.
To assure coordinated efforts from multiple healthcare professionals,
St. David's North Austin Medical Center employs a hospitalist approach for its inpatient care.
Our hospitalists have special training and work to ensure that the plan of care for
each patient is carefully monitored and optimized for their particular needs.
Our Intensive Care Unit is designed to provide the care and treatment needed for any patient requiring constant nursing observation. The unit has the ability to monitor 12 critically ill patients.
Our Lab offers complete reference laboratory services. Quality and accuracy are assured through a comprehensive quality control program.
The goal of the Lymphedema Program is to improve patients' quality of
life and reduce complications that can result from this condition. Lymphedema
occurs when the lymphatic system is compromised, resulting in the accumulation of lymphatic fluids in tissue, most often in
the arms and legs. This condition can occur after cancer surgery, radiation therapy, trauma or infection; hereditary factors
may also play a role. Lymphedema can be painful, result in a loss of mobility and cause other complications.
Individualized care for each patient may include lymph drainage, compression
bandaging, remedial exercises, support garments, and home management training
with proper skin care, exercise and diet instructions.
The Lymphedema Program features:
- Advanced imaging services to evaluate lymphatic function
- Individualized treatment protocols using the latest physiotherapeutic techniques
- Comprehensive decongestive therapy incorporating manual drainage, compression, exercise, skin care and patient education
- Surgical treatment when medically indicated
Registered and licensed dieticians are available by appointment to assist with disease management, illness prevention or weight management.
Employees are every organization's greatest asset. St. David's North Austin Medical Center offers
Occupational Health Services to help Central Texas' employers protect their employees'
health and productivity. [Facility Name] offers emergency care 24 hours a day for work-related
injuries, and a comprehensive network of specialty care and rehabilitation services. We also
offer complete physical examination services, including physicals, screenings and immunizations.
St. David's North Austin Medical Center provides nutrition education
counseling through a physician referral and by appointment.
Our services include counseling in Diabetes (Type I/II and gestational),
weight management/obesity, cardiovascular, renal and liver disease, and
presentations on nutrition to community and schools.
The full-scope Respiratory Care Department provides diagnostic
and/or therapeutic procedures to inpatients and outpatients of all ages.
Almost a third of Americans have some type of sleep disorder. Our Sleep Lab
is designed to diagnose and evaluate these disorders, which can include sleep
apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia or sleep-related seizures. Additionally, we have a
long-term monitoring unit for patients with epileptic disorders.
Spiritual support can play a key role in the healing process and can
help patients and family members through challenges associated with
illness or injury. St. David's North Austin Medical Center offers spiritual
support that is respectful of each individual's spirituality, religious beliefs,
privacy and dignity.